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The government are introducing a new law claiming to defend freedom of speech, amid an alleged crisis on British university campuses of ‘cancel culture’ and de-platforming. But is it really the case that freedom of expression is being unduly restricted in our society? Or is it an exaggerated distraction from bigger issues? Harry Walker of Bristol Uni’s Free Speech Society has been at the centre of the debate. Neil sits down with Harry to thrash it out.

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